Cannabis and your health

Cannabis is a depressant drug, which means it slows down messages travelling between your brain and body. When large doses of cannabis area taken it may also produce hallucinogenic effects.

Cannabis is also known as marijuana.

To find out about drugs including their effects go to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website.

For information about medicinal cannabis and how it's regulated go to the Health Department website.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017